The Complete System to Master New Testament Vocabulary

Want to read your way book-by-book through the Greek NT?

The Student Edition is a novel system of learning vocabulary by chapter instead of by occurrence.

You'll gain comprehension faster, retain your vocabulary far easier, and be able to read your Greek NT sooner simply by following this system.

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Systematically Different

Learning vocabulary by occurrence gets harder and less rewarding as you progress. Master New Testament Greek leads you book-by-book instead. Each new book builds on the ones prior, meaning your workload adjusts (downward) as you progress. Learn the word, see it in the text, and then recognize it in other texts without any further effort.

Graded Difficulty

The order of books in the Student Edition is carefully selected based on the difficulty of both the syntax in the book and the volume of unique words in each book. This means you'll quickly master many of the shorter epistles, gaining reading fluency and then move on to larger texts and you'll already know many of the words!

Not a Book, a System

If you want to master the vocabulary of the New Testament, you won't do it by simply buying print resources. That is why Master New Testament Greek includes electronic vocabulary for the entire Greek New Testament. Of course, you'll also get the vocabulary in PDF form. Inside the PDF, you'll also find guidance to build the habit and step-by-step instructions for using spaced repetition in the flashcards app used by hundreds of Master New Testament Greek students.

Learn once, read everywhere

Glosses in Master New Testament Greek are crafted to help you learn the range of a words's use, not just a contextual clue. Each word has been analyzed against BDAG, Liddel & Scott, Abbot, and others and its usage compared throughout the New Testament, the Greek Old Testament and the Apostolic Fathers to provide you with glosses optimized for the entire New Testament.

The Student Edition

Everything You Need To Master The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament
$ 47 One-Time
  • Systematic, graded approach to vocabulary acquisition
  • Comprehensive PDF with instructions and full vocabulary
  • Electronic vocabulary for the entire Greek New Testament
  • Email-based getting started course with video instructions
  • 8 paths for vocabulary acquisition
  • Bonus: Syntax Cheat Sheet
  • Bonus: 3 Month learning plan to get you started

Scholarly Praise For the Student Edition System

While I was teaching the difficult Greek of 2 Peter to a group of graduate students, I was impressed with how one student showed real familiarity with the vocabulary, especially the rarely used words. So I asked the student how he was able to master the vocabulary so well and he told me about his Greek vocabulary acquisition method. Now that student, Darryl Burling, is ready to share that method with you. Learning vocabulary is probably the greatest obstacle to fluently reading the NT in its original language. I heartily recommend Darryl’s method and encourage you to use it!
Dr. William Varner
Professor of Bible and Greek, The Master's University and Seminary
I'm impressed with Darryl Burling's method of tying vocabulary acquisition to a graded reading of actual New Testament texts. It's true that students learn vocabulary best when it overlaps with their reading of Scripture, and they need to start with easier texts and build to more complex ones. I will recommend this resource to my students.
Dr. Rob Plummer
Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Creator of the Daily Dose of Greek
Any tool that can help students to master the vocabulary of the Greek New Testament is a good thing. Carefully designed for this purpose, Master New Testament Greek is one of the best tools available today. Highly recommended.
Dr. Constantine Campbell
New Testament Scholar, Author

What Customers Say...

Now, after 20 years in the pastoral ministry I am actually reading my Greek NT rather than tediously dissecting the text for sermon preparation.

This plan is realistic and manageable — even for the full time pastor. I love this simple strategy for maintaining the Greek I already know. Now that I am started with this method I am motivated by the sheer joy of comprehending the New Testament as I read from my Greek Bible.

I wish I would have had this tool when I had completed my first Greek course over 30 years ago!
Ken Anema
United States
I have just finished the whole set of Master New Testament Greek vocabulary! I mean that I have added and practiced all the vocabularies of the NT and will continue to practice daily on it. Thanks for making this program so that I can follow a solid plan to achieve this daunting task.
Henry Au
Hong Kong
Before this program I simply never thought to try and memorize every word of the Greek New Testament. It was too daunting of a task. But memorizing every word of 1 John was a very manageable goal, which then also made memorizing 2 John also manageable, and then 3 John, so on and so forth.

For this reason, I’m convinced that this is the best post-seminary Greek program that a pastor, missionary, Bible translator, scholar, or anyone could embark upon.
Daniel Chin
United States
After many years of reading with computer software to see the definition and parsing by hovering the mouse over the greek word, I finally started memorizing with MNTG. I can now read about 10 books of the NT without using that feature OR the words in the Reader's edition. If you want to read a book several times, or once a year for the rest of your life, the investment in learning vocabulary is well worth the time.
Ronald Miller
United States
The program has proved to be very beneficial and motivating. Learning Greek vocabulary was the missing piece in my ability to read the Greek New Testament. I am finally making progress in my ability to read the Greek New Testament.

I also appreciate having a plan. I know exactly where to go next. It was a relief to know it will take 3 1/2 years to read through the entire New Testament at this pace. It took the pressure off, since I felt I should be much farther along by now.

Now I can take small, consistent steps and I will get there.
Lisa Traughber
United States

When You Buy the Student Edition, You Get...

The Complete System to Master New Testament Vocabulary

Dr. Darryl Burling

Creator, Biblical Mastery Academy

I created the system inside Biblical Mastery Academy because I wanted to be able to read the Greek New Testament devotionally.

Using this approach, I learned every word of the Greek New Testament in less than 4 years and read through the entire Greek New Testament while working on my Master’s and Doctoral degrees.

Since then, hundreds of students have had success with this same approach. I stand behind this approach and want to help you read devotionally too.

This is a vocabulary aquisition system and is not intended to teach you the language and grammar of biblical Greek. But once you've finished beginning Greek, this will give you the tools to build your knowledge of Greek by reading. 

The Greek Mastery

Membership can help you learn biblical Greek.

No. I recommend an app to use with this and provide you with full instructions for using the vocabulary in what I believe is one of the best flashcards apps available today. Since the vocabulary is in electronic form you can use it with any app that can work with Excel or text files.

No, this is a digital product. You will need a smartphone. 

Perhaps. If you struggle to parse words, you might benefit from a parsing app such as ParseGreek. See my review of parsing apps available on the Master New Testament Greek YouTube channel.

Yes, absolutely! The MNTG Student Edition includes 8 different paths for vocabulary acquisition. While each approach is sorted book by book, you can learn vocabulary for a book chapter by chapter or by excluding words you've already learned based the occurrence system. However, you may find it beneficial to add words you've already learned to get a better understanding of the lexical range of these words and to have them all in one app. Either way, the choice is yours.